When you head to Walmart this year, get familiar with the layout of the store you will be shopping at during Black Friday. Get a general idea of where the deal you are interested in will be placed. Figure out where all of your deals will be located and get a route mapped out – either in your head or on paper.
When you transport a laptop from place to place there are usually other items that you need to carry along as well. If you choose a bag, your carry-along space is more limited. You have to consider the weight of the items because you will be holding the bag in one hand the entire time. The flat nature of laptop bags allows them to carry the laptop, cords, and a few other flat items. Laptop backpacks, on the other hand, can carry quite a few other items along with the laptop. You can pack more heavily because the weight will be distributed between your shoulders. Laptop backpacks have a wider shape, and can accommodate larger items.
Optional External DVD Burner – Many laptops now come with a built in DVD drive but in case you need this extra for or DVD burning (movies, songs, videos, etc.) try an external DVD burner for your notebook. For maximum compatibility, try to get one that supports both DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW formats.
Allow the machine to dry out for a significant period of time, preferably in an area of low humidity and with good air circulation. Generally this means a minimum of 72 hours. Longer time periods may be necessary depending on the ambient humidity level. Drying time may be decreased by sealing the notebook in a box with uncooked, dry rice or silica gel packets, which reduce humidity. Do not test the machine until after you’ve allowed a significant drying period. Obviously, you’re probably anxious to see if you’re facing a hefty repair bill, but your patience will be rewarded. Generally, the longer you wait to plug it back in, the better.
However, in the end, the most important consideration is whether your case can hold your laptop, plus all the other goodies that go with it (like the ones described here).
For business purposes, most prefer either black or brushed aluminum. The important thing for these is that they have plenty of storage compartments to hold all your important documents, laptop accessories and other gear. Aluminum laptop briefcases are perfect for the businessman on the go. You’ve probably seen these stylish cases in the movies. The hero clutches his in one hand while he fights bad guys with the other and then strolls into a Cannes casino for a night of bacarat and poker.
Now that we’re getting a lot closer to Christmas, online shopping is almost out of the picture. Unless you’re willing to pay double for Priority Shipping, which by the way, the same amount of extra money could be used to buy something else which is just going to be as good, it really is not worth it to pay for Express Shipping.